Visual User Environment
|Initial release||March 1992|
|Operating system||Domain/OS, HP-UX|
"Using Your HP Workstation". Archived from the original on March 15, 2005. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
Visual User Environment (VUE or HP VUE) is a discontinued desktop environment developed by Hewlett-Packard, intended for use on Unix workstations. VUE is based on the Motif widget toolkit and targets the X Window System.
VUE is a precursor to Common Desktop Environment (CDE), which was also based on Motif.
Shortly later, HP acquired Apollo, where they released the first version of VUE for Domain/OS, and then went on to modify VUE for use with HP-UX.
- VUE 1.0 – Released with Domain/OS SR10.4
- VUE 1.1
- VUE 2.0 – Released for HP-UX
- VUE 2.0.1
- VUE 3.0 – Released with HP-UX 9.0 in 1992
According to an article published in the Hewlett-Packard Journal, the look and feel of HP-VUE was used when developing the Common Desktop Environment (CDE):
HP is one of four sponsor companies that contributed key technologies and helped to develop CDE (Common Desktop Environment). CDE's consistent look and feel is based on HP's proven and accepted HP VUE technology.
After its release, HP endorsed CDE as the new standard desktop for Unix, and provided documentation and software for migrating VUE customizations to CDE.
- Mark A. Champine (February 1991). "A Visual User Interface for the HP-UX and Domain Operating Systems" (PDF). Hewlett-Packard Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Charles V. Fernandez (April 1994). "A Graphical User Interface for a Multimedia Environment" (PDF). Hewlett-Packard Journal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2007-07-31.
- Introduction to HP VUE
- HP Vue and CDE: Differences Between the Interfaces (Purdue University)